Welcome to the Broody Brigade! Amazing how they settle right down and go to sleep, isn't it?
Word of warning about the feather dusters....some folks are using them for chicks, but with MHP they aren't necessary. The chicks have never known "feathers" anyway, so they wouldn't be missing anything if they didn't have it. Some chicks have been caught up in the strands of the feather dusters, and I know of at least one who didn't make it when it got a strand wrapped around it's neck overnight. Granted, some chicks are just hatched looking for a way to die - I know, I had one! - and no matter what we do if it's gonna happen, it's gonna happen. It's up to you, of course....aside from a few very basics there is no totally right way to use MHP....
One word of advice...your set up looks like it has lots of folds and stuff in it. Smooth is better rather than "fluffy", since chicks ain't the brightest crayons in the box and get themselves hung in a lot of froo-froo.
Most of us are past done with chicks for the year, so we need our "chick fix." Consider your dues paid....although a few close-ups of the little stinkers might be fun.
Good to know about dusters, thanks! And yes, the set up was thrown together late last night so it's not exactly what I wanted. Today we're using my sons old prefolds (cloth diapers) instead of bulky pillow case. He was snoozing already last night, so I couldn't get in his closet to pull them out. This is the smaller heating pad, and the prefold will be perfect size to cover it. I'll have to post another pic when we get it finished today. Thanks! Here's the newest chickies, my husband only thought we were done brooding till I came home from feed store with more itty-bitties!